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Google CEO Sundar Pichai celebrates Women's Day in India

Sundar Pichai reached Mumbai to celebrate International Women's Day where he was seen spending time with kids that used the newly-launched Google's reading tutor app "Bolo".

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New Delhi Published on: March 08, 2019 19:11 IST
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai celebrates Women's Day in India

Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO who supports great participation of women in the development of technology products reached Mumbai to celebrate International Women's Day where he had spend time with young students on Friday.

Pichai said in a tweet, "In Mumbai today and happy to celebrate #IWD2019 with the India chapter of Women@Google at their 'I Am Remarkable' event. Thank you for inspiring me with your stories about the experiences, challenges and triumphs of being women in tech".

He was later seen spending time with kids that had used the newly-launched Google's reading tutor app "Bolo".

"Earlier this week, we launched #Bolo in India: a reading tutor app powered by #GoogleAI text-to-speech & speech recognition.

"Had the chance to visit some students today who are learning to read using 'Bolo', excited for all the great books they'll discover!," Pichai further tweeted.

The company had launched it on 5th March wherein parents can download the free app to help primary grade children improve their Hindi and English-reading skills.

The reading material on the app is free and the initial catalog from Storyweaver.org.in includes 50 stories in Hindi and 40 in English.

Google piloted "Bolo" with over 900 children in 200 villages in UP with the help of ASER Centre, a research and assessment unit of Pratham Education Foundation.

(With IANS inputs)

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